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Senior Infrastructure Architect

  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55413
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 19 days ago

Terrific Long-Term Contract Opportunity with a FULL suite of benefits!

Come work for an award-winning, nonprofit health system providing exceptional care across the full spectrum of health care services on an overall mission to heal, discover and educate for longer, healthier lives.

Position: Infrastructure Architect
Location: Remote
Term: 3 months w/potential conversion


The Senior Infrastructure Architect is a key role in the Enterprise Architecture (EA) practice.  As a member of the EA team, this role contributes to the development of an architected IT function for digital competency, as a strategic role in maintaining all cloud systems including the front-end platforms, servers, storage, managed services, and management networks, with a focus on integration, design, obtaining value, and insights from consumed Cloud platforms. This role contributes to and applies EA practices to precisely create architecture designs and roadmaps. 

The Sr. Infrastructure Architect will provide architectural guidance, technological vision, and design pattern development. Specifically, this position will develop deployable cloud patterns for consumption by the healthcare ecosystem supporting applications, infrastructure, data analytics capabilities and processes & organizational structures to enable business partners, advanced analytics, and data science/researcher users ultimately to achieve a competitive advantage for the organization.

The Sr. Infrastructure Architect collaborates with other architects in the EA practice to develop a single, cohesive architecture and management plan for the IT enterprise, develops living architecture and repository for reference and use, and contributes to mature the EA practice.  This role works closely with domain leaders and subject matter experts to develop target architecture and plan for the domain, presents the plans to management and explains why it is in the organizations best interest to pursue it, and helps to strategically source technologies, partners and talent that are needed to achieve target capabilities. 

The Sr. Infrastructure Architect will need to develop an understanding of IT strategy, business goals, and operating constraints of the IT organization, and current state of the IT stack.  As a subject matter expert, this role must be able to synthesize architecture plans with an informed view of new and emerging Cloud based technology solutions and flexible talent models to enable agile digital transformation in IT.  This role often leads via influence across multiple functions to achieve overall domain and IT maturity.


  • Demonstrate knowledge of cloud architecture and implementation features (OS, multi-tenancy, virtualization, orchestration, elastic scalability)
  • Demonstrate knowledge of DevOps tool chains and processes.
  • Act as a Subject Matter Expert for cloud end-to-end architecture, including AWS and Azure and future providers, networking, provisioning, and management.
  • Develop a library of deployable and documented cloud design patterns, based on the IT application/technology portfolio, as a basis for deploying services to the cloud
  • Demonstrate leadership ability to back decisions with research and the “why,” articulate solution options, pros and cons for each, present the recommendations and support cases.
  • Maintain overall industry knowledge on latest trends, technology, etc.
  • Develop solutions architecture and evaluate architectural alternatives for private, public and hybrid cloud models, including IaaS, PaaS, and other cloud services.
  • Contribute to DevOps development activities.
  • Define optimal design patterns and solutions for high availability and disaster recovery for applications.
  • Drive scope definition, requirements analysis, functional and technical design, application build, product configuration, unit testing, and production deployment
  • Ensure delivered solutions meet/perform to technical and functional/non-functional requirements.
  • Provide technical expertise and ownership in the diagnosis and resolution of an issue, including the determination and provision of workaround solution or escalation to service owners.
  • Ensure delivered solutions are realized in time frame committed, work in conjunction with project sponsors to size and manage scope and risk.
  • Provide support and technical governance, expertise related to cloud architectures, deployment, and operations.
  • Provide thought leadership in industry and to fellow team members across business and technical project dimensions solving complex business requirements.
  • Demonstrate forward thinking around where the organization is going and how technology can support these efforts.
  • Advocate and define cloud architecture vision from a strategic perspective, including internal and external platforms, tools, and systems.
  • Act as coach and mentor to engineering tier and other technical resources on their contributions.
  • Help develop and nurture a cohesive team while ensuring their continued success.
  • Lead the definition and development of cloud reference architecture and management systems.
  • Conduct product work reviews with team members.
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or related field or equivalent combination of education/experience
  • 6-8 years of progressive IT experience
  • 5+ years relevant technology architecture experience that includes successful commercial product integration experience.
  • 5+ years of architecture experience
  • Cloud Experience with two or more of the “big” three Cloud Service Providers (CSP’s) AWS, Azure & GCP
  • Subject Matter Expertise (SME) in a minimum of infrastructure “domains” as it relates to cloud deployments; storage, compute, security concepts, networking and the virtualization of these.
  • Demonstrated ability to simplify complex technical subject matter and communicate the business and operations impact of choices to business and IT leaders.
  • Effective communication skills to interact with all levels of technology and business partners. Excellent facilitation skills
  • Solid understanding and applied expertise in solutions architecture designs and concepts, which include but are not limited to:  SDLC Process, Security, high availability, recovery, performance, monitoring and operations design, and application architecture. ALM experience. Resiliency engineering understanding.
  • Applied experience in an agile delivery environment utilizing a combination of Scrum, Kanban, Lean Software Development, XP or other agile process frameworks
  • 2+ years of hands-on experience working with EPIC ecosystem.
  • Experience in installing, diagnosing, and troubleshooting server and client-related problems, such as performance problems, permissions issues, and lockups. 
  • Experience implementing VDI solutions and SaaS for enterprise applications.
  • Experience with Citrix, application delivery, and security solutions
Preferred Skills:
  • 10+ years’ experience in architect positions
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience working with digital workspace solutions.
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience working with EPIC ecosystem expanding service interfaces
  • Experience with Teams, DevOps, Rally, JIRA, Confluence and other productivity tools
  • In-depth knowledge of and proven cloud experience with multi-cloud solutions and hybrid business intelligence stacks
  • Experience with healthcare data terminologies, high-performance computing
  • At least any one of common architecture frameworks (TOGAF, Zachmann, DODAF, FEAF)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE): Cloud Platform and Infrastructure
  • Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions
  • IBM Certified Cloud Solution Architect.
  • Red Hat Certified System Administrator in Red Hat OpenStack
  • VMware Certified Professional
  • CCNA/CCNP Cloud